Senator Ted Cruz says he plans to reintroduce the First Amendment Defense Act to Congress, and President-elect Trump has pledged to sign it. The bill is mean to protect the free exercise of religion and “moral convictions”, but its language has many concerned that it targets the rights of the LGBT community. Jennifer Pizer of […]
The Consent, Amplified panel discussion Tone Madison hosted on November 15 at Arts + Literature Lab was hardly the first conversation people have had about making Madison’s music community a better place for women and other marginalized people. However, moderator Emily Mills invited four guests—Martha White of the Cardinal Bar, independent promoters Lili Luxe and Sarah […]
This month players and teams in the Women’s National Basketball Association have been wearing black warmup shirts before and during games. It’s a show of support for the Black Lives Matter Movement and for police officers recently killed in targeted shootings. The WNBA –which put out a special shirt in solidarity with the people […]
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The mass shooting in Orlando hits close to home for many LGBT people even here in Madison. But not everyone agrees on how club owners and the larger community should respond to the heightened sense of insecurity.
Alice Dreger, a historian of science and medicine, talks with WORT’s Darien Lamen about the importance of academic freedom; her decision to resign in protest from Northwestern University; why she called minority student protesters “fascist”; and whether academic freedom still has a fighting chance in the university.